Multiple IE windows when clicking a link in Outlook 2003

Posted on 2007-10-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Multiple IE windows when clicking a link in Outlook 2003.

Someone will send an email with another email link in the message.  When I click on it the PC freezes for a few seconds.  Then an error message appears
"Could not perform this opperation because the default mail client is not properly installed"

I click OK and about 45 IE & windows appear with a mailto:and the email address.

Then a File download _Security Warning Appears.

Name:                    navcancl
Type:                     Unknown File Type, 2.64KB
From:                     ieframe.dll

It ask me to save or cancel
Question by:briankehoe
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    Expert Comment

    Greetings briankehoe !

    You may need to register some dll files;en-us;Q281679&sd=tech
    1. Quit all programs that are running.
    2. Click Start, and then click Run.
    3. Type regsvr32 urlmon.dll, and then click OK.
    4. When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded" message, click OK.

    If this does not resolve the problem, repeat steps 2 through 4 for each of the following files (in step 3, replace Urlmon.dll with each of the file names below):


    Run this script if using IE6

    Hope this helps, war1

    Author Comment


    This did not work.  I was able to register all but the mshtml.dll.  It said it did but could not find the location???

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    Expert Comment

    If you are using IE6, did you run the IEFIX script?
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    Accepted Solution

    Is this when you click a "mailto" link?
    If so, see here for a fix:

    Author Comment

    The seriousnick solution fixed the issue on my PC.  It however, did not on another PC in the company. We can change the default program to Outlook Express or any other mail program and that will open fine.  But when he sets it to Outlook, the PC states that it can't find the correct path. I am having him reinstall / update outlook 2003.

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